Stop panicking. Period.

Don’t you hate it when someone tells you “Stop panicking” as if that suggestion will magically halt your panic attack? I know I do.

That is why, today, I am bringing you my best suggestions on what to do when you are having a panic attack.

But first, what is a panic attack?

A panic attack is a sudden onset of anxiety or worry that grips you. Panic attack is an overwhelming event and is accompanied by physical and emotional symptoms.

Panic attacks usually have the following symptoms:

  • “Racing” heart
  • Feeling weak, faint, or dizzy
  • Tingling or numbness in the hands and fingers
  • Sense of terror, or impending doom or death
  • Feeling sweaty or having chills
  • Chest pains
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Feeling a loss of control

Because of the kind of symptoms, people may feel as if they are having a heart attack or a stroke or are dying

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